Youth Speaks

Rotary District Public Speaking Competition for local school teams

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The Rotary Youth Speaks Competition is a well established and successful competition organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain &and Ireland.

It is a four stage competition designed to support and encourage development of effective communication skills. Some stages may have more than one round.

This competition aims to offer young people:

 experience in speaking on a public platform as a member of a team
 an incentive to formulate ideas on topical subjects
 discipline in dealing with a topic in a limited time
 the opportunity of learning and practising high standards of expression, presentation and appearance
 impartial feedback and assessment of performance by experienced adjudicators

Who can take part?

This competition is open to teams of three students in full time education in two age groups:

Intermediate 11 to 13 years

Senior 14 to 17 years